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Metro Exodus trailer shows off more of the game’s stunning beauty

Meet the ‘fanatics’ threatening everything

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Metro: Exodus’ E3 2018 trailer shows the series expanding beyond the claustrophobic tunnels and radiated cityscapes of its predecessors.

Most of the country has been destroyed by enemies, according to the trailer, as people fight to defend their world. The trailer showed off some of the weaponry that players will be able to use in the game, as well as locations they’ll be able to visit. Gigantic sea monsters and “dangerous fanatics” appear throughout the trailer, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Most of the trailer takes place above ground, and really dives into the game’s beauty.

The follow-up to cult hits Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Exodus maintains the franchises graphical pedigree. Its setting is stunning, filled with tiny environmental details.

The Metro games are notoriously challenging first-person shooters that incorporate horror, stealth and lengthy story sequences that create an uneasy rhythm, unlike their relentlessly fast-paced contemporaries. Exodus will feature a mix of linear and sandbox areas and once again center on Artyom, the hero the Metro trilogy.

Metro Exodus will be released on Feb. 22, 2019.

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